On Teepublic you will find over 20 Mindshots on T-Shirts, Mugs as well as art prints and more. Looking forward to sharing more soon. Huge thanks to the team of Teampublic for your support and for the feature.
»Imaginative illustrations on daily topics and current issues. Some critical of society, some winking or simply smiling. From cyberbullying, press freedom, exploitation of resources and burnout to the pitfalls of being in love. Statements emphasise, in the best sense, our everyday madness.«
I recently had the pleasure to have been interviewed by »Studio Rarekind« where I talked about my work and my personal path as an illustrator and about illustration in general during these days. You can find the full interview here.
Huge thanks to Ryo Sanada, Andrea Juanillo, and Suridh (Shaz) Hassan. You can also find some of the Mindshot illustrations in their last publication, Stick It to The Man – a book all about protest stickers from artists around the world.
On Behance I just published a new illustration project for the annual report of Asklepiosa in collaboration with Polarwerk GmbH. Huge thanks to Thomase Thesseling, Sebastian Kühnel, Melanie Borrs and Marcel Koch for another fantastic collaboration.
Behind the scenes: This week I had the pleasure to meet the great team of www.gaensehautmedien.de who are shooting a report about my work as an illustrator. Huge thanks to Christian and Johannes and also to Melanie from M Kaffeewhere I love to spend hours searching for new ideas. Can’t wait to see the report on TV soon.
I just published new football illustrations for FC Bayern Munich on Behance. Thanks to Tina Woith, Regina Fichtner, Tobias Moorstedt (Creative & Art Direction), Samantha Taruvinga (Photo Editor). You can find the whole project here.
I am very glad that I had the chance to be part of this wonderful project: The book „Wer tanzt schon gern allein?“ („Who likes to dance all alone anyway?“) has been initiated by the personal consultant for illustrators Karin Gruß who put so much effort and enthusiasm in this project. The result is an extraordinary anthology all about the value, the importance, and the fragility of democracy. 32 authors and artists contributed their personal view on democracy by creating stories, poems, and illustrations. I met Karin at the book fair in Frankfurt in 2017 where I tried to find a publisher for my first book „50 Mindshots“. Thanks to the support of the Illustratoren Organisation E.V. and Karin, I found the right publisher soon afterward. A huge thanks to Karin Gruß and Monika Bilstein from Peter Hammer Verlag. The German-language book can be found on www.peter-hammer-verlag.de and Amazon.
These are the top nine illustrations on Instagram in 2019. The selection includes commissioned projects for clients like Marvel, Juventus and the German Federal Government, as well as personal illustrations.
Step 5: Scanning, inverting and trying different colors
Numbering from 1/100 to 100/100
Preparing the envelope including postcards and business card
Last step: Wax seal
Bye Bye – on their way to great clients and partners of the last years
Since I started my illustration studio »Maivisto«, I had the pleasure to work with so many nice and creative people all over the globe on dozens of enjoyable and exciting projects. Besides the clients’ work, I am glad to have met new as well as old friends and partnerships throughout the years. 100 postcards showing the roman numeral for ’20 were sent to say »Thank you!« and to celebrate the beginning of this decade with you.
On November 1st, I had the pleasure to be part of the Red Dot Gala taking place in the stunning concert hall of Berlin. My first book »50 Mindshots« has been honored by the prestigious Red Dot in »Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2019« – The distinction »Red Dot« has become established internationally as one of the most sought-after seals of quality for good design« (www.red-dot.org). Thanks so much to the panel of experts. Here are some insights from the amazing night.
This week I received the amazing news that my book »50 Mindshots« earned recognition from the panel of experts and received the prestigious Red Dot in »Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2019« – The distinction »Red Dot« has become established internationally as one of the most sought-after seals of quality for good design« (www.red-dot.org). After the bronze nail by the »Art Directors Club 2019« and the Merit award by »3×3« I feel very honored that this project, which started as a purely personal passion receives so much recognition by experts all over the world. Thanks so much to the jury. I am looking forward to the ceremony in November in Berlin.